“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
~Sir Edmund Hillary
Building up a healthier, happier, and more vibrant life all starts with the implementation of self-esteem. Reaching your full potential can easily be thwarted if you keep sinking into the quicksand of “low-confidence” or “low self-esteem”. This mindset is a poison that gradually erodes the pathway to your future. Self-esteem and confidence go hand-in-hand. They both have a symbiotic relationship that feeds off each other.
Anyone that has confidence will, in turn, have self-respect by default. Naturally, people with self-respect will be wired to treat other people with consideration, as well. They tend to take pride in their work and always go to new horizons to improve their relationships. They also tend to be less selfish and overall more productive at work.
Meanwhile, the other side of this coin proves the opposite. Low-esteem can conjure up depression, unhappiness, and of course, low confidence. People's criticisms seem to hold more weight and the nagging voice in the back of your head never ceases. Words hold power, they can either build you up or break you down. This is especially true when listening to your “inner voice”. Therefore, people with low-esteem tend to stumble and fumble at work and put little effort toward their goals. Challenges are seen as an impossibility, as opposed to an opportunity.
Want to increase your self-confidence at work? How about your daily life? Need to improve your relationships?
Face your fears. New challenges can be scary, but your fears are usually exaggerated. Conquering your fears increases your confidence and will boost your overall self-esteem.
Forget your failures. Learn from them. Avoid making the same mistakes again, but know that failure is just a stepping stone toward success. Keep trying. You're becoming wiser and stronger with each attempt. Don't let your past dictate you.
Know what you want and ask the universe for it. Learn to be assertive - you deserve for your dreams to come true!
Reflect on your success. No-one else will! Isn't everything easier when you take the time to help yourself? Make a list of your successes and be sure to focus on the positive.
Talk. We often make assumptions about things that turn out to be false. Your attitude and behavior can be negatively interpreted through other people's eyes. If you have doubts, don't be afraid to ask questions.
Don't be defeated! Try something else. You are not going to be defeated by one failed attempt, are you? Doesn't everyone fail first before succeeding? All you need to do is take a different approach.
Understand the basic tendencies about self-esteem and take action.
Don't fall into depression. If you feel yourself falling into it, read the line above.
Ignore what other people are thinking. They have no power over you.
Concerning yourself with what other people are thinking is one of the darkest spells you can cast over yourself. When looking to start a new chapter in your life, the main priority is focusing on where you're going and how to get there. There have been cases that people become haunted by opinions and gossip about them. Burning energy and time in worrying about this leads down a road toward nowhere. Deep down in your bones, you know you have something special to offer within your expertise. There's this innate feeling in your gut. Listen to it. Shut out all the negative noise in your head and follow your impulse toward your goals.